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protesters launched their own revolutionary kangaroo courts to two nights of violent protests leave the center of ukraine's capital devastated and many of those guarding it in hospital. so-called european opposition has violence in its d.n.a. the protests are slipping on the control of the moderate opposition is far right movements and extremists moving in. syria's opposition decides it would attend peace talks after the u.n. retracts an invitation to iran just a day before the geneva summit starts the move moscow has called a mistake. and russian diplomats urged those attending the peace talks to focus on the terrorism plaguing syria amid reports of al qaeda training camps across the country our top stories this hour.
live from a studio center here in moscow were just turned ten pm this is the international. radical opposition supporters in the ukrainian capital continued their assault on police barricades for a second night of anti-government protests and want to force the country's entire leadership out the writers say they're not leaving and more recently published new laws aimed at preventing them from holding rallies will only boost the violence and i just wish it was announced last week and quickly passed as the crisis escalated and she had a shift key is in kiev for us. tension may have calmed down in terms of the noise at the governmental court in kiev but it's still far from settled only a few meters are separating the police lines and the line of the protesters or the
rioters and still sometimes exchanging project hours at each other over the night we saw an attempt by the police to push the protesters off this particular place here the failed attempt when the protesters started charging with a writer started charging at the police the police had to withdraw and ever since then it's been like that the standoff continues over here it looks like yet another barricade with what remains of the police cars which were burned here on sunday night basically separating the line of the rioters and the police from time to time the protesters and the police are exchanging project as these rocks over here are still being used to be thrown at the police during the night we also saw something very completely peculiar for ukraine a cases of vigilantism when the protesters organized something of a safari hunt on what they describe as pro-government provocateurs the court several of them took them to the revolutionary headquarters organized the civic trial and then took them out into the independence square and urged them to
apologize for their actions more than several hundred people are still injured in hospitals including more than one hundred policemen which is something unprecedented not only for ukraine but for many other countries in the world and the word on the street here is that the authorities may actually consider implementing an emergency state in the country on thursday if things continue the way they do and we're certainly following all the developments in kiev will bring you the latest updates as we get them. well the protests first spiraled out of control over the weekend most of those injured were a policeman suffered from head injuries stab wounds and poisoning the u.s. and the e.u. justified the unrest by saying it was provoked by the ukrainian authorities one international affairs analyst told us that the west has little moral right to tell kiev what to do. no state in the world no self respecting state in the world would allow people to set up permanent barricades in the central square of the capital city they would do exactly what the
criminal critique has done. the barricades here for far bigger than anything that was ever put up in london or paris it's obvious that if anyone is wearing a mask a particular gas mask they are as it were preparing for violent combat with police and we've seen in these latest clashes as we saw in december when the whole issue first erupted how the demonstrators have initiated violence against the police and how the police in ukraine have seemed to be almost powerless to resist that we're talking about people who are taking the law into their own hands and preventing people from walking along the street and going about their ordinary business and above all we're talking about demonstrators who have time again showed their propensity to violence the riots in kiev of highlighted a rise in nationalist movements and extremism and to laughlin told us the far right nature of the opposition is now breaking the surface. so-called pro or european
opposition has violence in its d.n.a. what i mean by that is that as we know the european demonstrations are being led by two political parties by. and by vitaly klitschko as particle dart dart of course means a hit and pitch co is primarily known as a boxer in other words the very name of his party encapsulates an expresses a notion of violence the notion of aggressive violence is at the european level affiliated with various extreme right and near fascist political parties like your picket hungry the pharmaceutical or a in italy and the phone arsenal in france these parties are always attacked by the european elites as being anti democratic and european parties who should whose role should be reduced to the minimum and it's an indication of the incredible hypocrisy of western elites that one of their members the party should
instead now be being regarded as a pro western and pro-democratic force. amid the tension in the ukrainian capital r.t. international we'll keep you up to date with events throughout the day and that you can also logon to r.t. dot com for live updates there from kiev. less than twenty four hours before the peace talks in syria begin in switzerland r.t. continues to look at the challenges ahead. russia is concerned that international efforts to find a solution to the syrian crisis could be undermined by the absence of iran one of the region's key players because foreign minister said revoking iran's invitation to the talks is a mistake the u.n. made the decision following an ultimatum from syria's main western backed opposition group. is in switzerland ahead of those talks on wednesday.
international peace conference on syria taking place here in this small swiss town of montreal on the shores of lake geneva is truly an international achievement it took so much time and so much effort but it's finally going to happen the syrian authorities and the rebels after years of fighting and unintelligible while its are going to finally sit down and negotiate but if the government did confirm that it was going to take part in a conflict a long time ago the same can be said about the opposition they've been constantly changing their minds even in the last twenty four hours and mainly because of iran a key regional player which was also supposed to take port moscow and washington which have been pretty much organizing this conference have been saying that its success why we depends on the participation of anyone with an influence on the situation there in syria and turn around is definitely one of these powers. you remember how the opposition reacted to the u.n. inviting they made revoke the away returning the tickets in six hours time
all in all this is an ugly situation. that iran not taking part in the conference is not a catastrophe but it will definitely not help unite the muslim community in the fight against terror which is also going to be one of the key issues on the table here in one troll since besides the political opposition it is widely known that terrorists including al qaeda linked groups are fighting in syria as well so as the world's chief diplomats to continue to gather here in montreaux of course we'll be covering the whole conference and we'll be bringing you the latest details as it happens but moscow wants the threat of terrorism in syria especially those posed by al qaeda to be the main focus of talks in switzerland as you heard it's groups operating in the country are targeting the government and their fellow rebels fierce clashes have left more than a thousand opposition fighters dead since the start of the year and it's always been a porter reports somebody of washington's previous indiscriminate support for the
rebels is partly responsible. when the enemy of your enemy is your enemy things can get complicated it's a conundrum the u.s. faces in syria where political financial and military support to the rebels has subsequently served to create a new hotbed for al-qaeda if well because charlotte did not. stay in power or if he's weakened then syria could become that base another base like pakistan and that in afghanistan before it. uses a springboard to go into these other countries oh experts say any thoughts of extremist groups has turned the war torn country into a terrorist training center posing a greater threat to american interests than the leader washington wants removed these groups are much more dangerous and we have had over the thousands of international fighters coming in in a very fundamentalist
a possible we've almost come full circle after afghanistan and nine eleven where where we are seeing these groups still fighting for fundamentalists. principles what began as an anti-government uprising three years ago has turned into an internal fight between opposition blocs the free syrian army set up to battle assad has more and more found that its hands are full of just defending themselves against you hardest who are seeking a foothold in the country this leaving u.s. officials acknowledging a loss of control over the war it initially supported. we. are deeply concerned about the rise of extremism. the world needs no reminder that syria has become the magnet for jihadists and extremists it is the strongest magnet for terror of anyplace today and as world powers start gathering in geneva to map out
a peace plan for syria they are being asked to pull the plug on terrorism. but to be. clear results with regard to the fight against terrorism in syria in particular it needs to put pressure on countries that are exporting terrorism by sending terrorists money and weapons to terrorist organizations especially saudi arabia and turkey and of course the western countries that provide these terms and i think she was organisations no one ever imagined america would in any way support. r.t. new york. meanwhile violence caused by terrorist groups in syria is spilling across the border into affiliated group has claimed responsibility for a massive explosion in the shia dominated district of neverland's capital that killed at least. eleven countries a long way from syria's borders could be vulnerable to the threat from terrorism
reports from those that al qaida is training european jihadists in syria specifically to set up terror cells back home where if an ocean reports now from damascus. despite the international community separate operates efforts to bring peace to syria and its people the brutal conflict now has a new face radical militants have long used children in their fight against a masochist but now more and more women both local and from the west have been dragged into jihad some apparently make the journey to marry fall into is who they appear ready to support no matter what's in the u.k. a blog even helps those who want to marry militants to travel to the country here in syria training camps have been set up by al qaida in areas held by and to government forces or aspiring female extremists is the most severe thing to see women join them and then encourage some to swap the traditional way of life for weapons and suicide belts detraction is clear women draw less attention from the
police and security forces western officials are concerned about the rising number of their nationals looking to syria to take part in the war they're afraid that after being trained to kill these men and women will return to their home towns. by one level defector was sad that is that is precisely what militant groups are hoping to achieve according to a different source says there are up to two thousand european fighters here in syria who joined rebels groups many of which have ties to al qaida for the time being they remain here in syria learning how to make and isn't a bomb so how to use a kalashnikov all the time waiting for the moment when they're so know which could be pulled into action with geneva two talks set to kick off on wednesday there remain those who wants no part in a political solution and are resolved to stay away from the negotiations and start they how to expand their. original not see from damascus
syria. as the world's top diplomats cover in switzerland another obstacle that might overshadow proceedings other gay sions of the torture of prisoners by the syrian regime we're following that story on our web site right now or to the accomplice don't miss our special coverage of the geneva conference tomorrow. after three years of. just over one hundred. mostly in common sense come together with one. war is not the answer. does peace have a chance. to international law fear most call return after a short break with more news for you stay with us.
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forces in russia's southern republican saying they have prevented a terror attack the bomb squad defused a major explosive device has the details an explosive device was found near the administrative building in the southern republic of dagestan and now this was done as part of the counterterrorism. but public right now. they're also saying that several extremists have been killed as part of the operation along the well known field commander of the volatile republic of dagestan is located in close proximity
to the volga grad. terror attacks have taken place less than a month ago. online free at the moment sweet dreams are not made of these on r.t. dot com one of the most popular prescription drugs in the u.s. is reportedly turning people into killers instead of sending them to sleep for a blissful night's rest. on the books dangers of the pope as a former vatican guard claims there is an underground network of homosexuals plotting against him. those stories and others right now at r.t. dot com today is the ninetieth anniversary of the death of lot of bin laden the man credited with changing the course of history for russia and the whole world his body is on public display in central moscow and just like him the ideas he launched a revolution for are not exactly buried for russians seventy years of the soviet union left most people indifferent towards lennon's legacy with he remains popular
as a way to sell souvenirs and also in the world of art however the socialist ideas he fought for have gained some traction in the west over a detailed look at his socialist ideas we're joined live by years of kishore he's a national secretary of the american social equality party so as i say getting some sort of traction some sort of relevance in the west of the moment due to the recent financial crisis but really do the ideas of lenin the marx really have relevance in today's modern society. well i think they have more relevance than ever i mean lenin marx engels trotsky i mean the ideas of these figures are in an inexplicably tied to the need to develop a revolutionary leadership against the capitalist system. and for the establishment of socialism and we're now passing through the greatest crisis of capitalism since the great depression a world crisis. greater social inequality than ever before there is an oxfam report
that the eighty five richest individuals in the world have more wealth than the bottom thirty three point five billion people. since two thousand and eight an extraordinary growth of social inequality in the united states and internationally . and you know i think that millions and millions of people are beginning to see that what we face is really a systemic crisis all right so it's socialism and it embraces the idea of financial equality as said does that mean that you have to make everybody poor in order to be equal. no and in fact it would call that a raising of the living conditions of the vast majority of their establishing democratic control of production but. if you will saying clearly that what's happening in the world the moment is a result of capitalism we're not actually seeing socialism being embraced as an alternative these days owing. well i think there is a growing interest in socialism internationally but i think that there is really basic historical and political questions that have to be addressed in this issue
and particularly what happened in the twentieth century and in taking up the big lie that the stalinist regime somehow represented the logical outcome of lenin and the ideals of lenin a claim that is in fact refuted by history of the real traditions of lenin were continued in the struggle for socialist internationalism represented by. trotsky there is a tradition of socialist internationalism that persists throughout the twentieth century and in fact really offer an alternative to the the crisis of capitalism but of course of the problem which was that socialism went hand in hand with totalitarianism and tyrant regimes is it really possible for a future socialism to actually embrace democracy well and say in fact democracy is compatible is only compatible with establishment of a truly socialist society as we see with the incredible attack and democratic rights around the world the revelations of snowden in particular have exposed but
again this issue is is tied to the question of what happened in twentieth century and the why really that stalinist sotelo arion ism was the outcome of socialism when in fact it was the it was a direct opposite and in order to establish its rule and the rule that the nationalist bureaucracy that he represented which is now continued by the way and the plutocrats who now control russia. they had to really repudiate their traditions of bolshevism the traditions of leninism the traditions of marxism in fact actually kill most of the leaders of the russian revolution and finally we obviously left wing parties going popularity in europe and of course we've seen the ascendancy of right wing parties do you think that could be a return of the horrors of the twentieth century is there a danger that just briefly yes certainly the horrors of fast. isn't war the dictatorship i mean these are the what what we can and without
a socialist movement of the international working class which we have a socialistic quality party in our international movement the world socialist web site the international committee for the international twenty four we are facing real the real danger of return to the worst barbarism of the twentieth century jersey shore from the socialist equality party there in the states thank you very much indeed for joining us great to talk to you thank you well now some of the international news headlines us on a world update we start off with reports of a shooting at a university in the u.s. state of indiana police have arrested a suspect but there are no reports on whether anyone was injured students and teaching stuff i've been advised to remain indoors across the campus while the area is searched. pakistan's military has launched several air strikes on suspected taliban strongholds following deadly attacks on soldiers and civilians officials say at least twenty three minutes with killed but according to local residents many of the victims were villages also in pakistan a roadside bomb has blown up a bus carrying ship pilgrims returning from iran killing twenty people in.
thailand is declared a state of emergency following recent violence between protesters and supporters of the ruling party in bangkok part of the security forces has been expanded and they can now arrest or search people with limited judicial parliamentary oversight people are continuing their mass rallies in bangkok a bid to bring down the prime minister in upcoming part of the trip home. but the. british government work has been rewarded for saying no in exchange for rejecting asylum applications and will face stuff received gifts which is an even extra holiday put it has more. failed asylum seekers that have been told to leave britain can apply head to the u.k.'s home office to have their cases reviewed it's a last ditch attempt to stay in the u.k. if they can prove that their lives back home are in danger but it's been revealed that home office employees all set targets they're supposed to be winning seventy
percent of these cases that means that they're aiming to keep out seventy percent of the people that have really applied to stay in britain after their asylum cases have already been rejected if they can hit that target they're rewarded with holiday days cash bonuses and high street shopping voucher has these incentives don't have any place in these sorts of cases where people's life and limb can quite literally be at stake this being repeated instances of other pressures for management coming down to those making these decisions in individual cases there was a toy gorilla that they called the grown monkey and that was placed on the desk of any official to brave enough against that backdrop to make a decision to go and someone saw him on their application the home office says that no vouchers are issued purely for winning cases they say that all the factors that taken into consideration as well they refused to say just how many vouchers have
been handed out to asylum and immigration staff but a parliamentary on so reveals that since july twenty twelve eleven high street shopping vouchers have been awarded to staff in asylum cases for a one off recognition of individual performance at court. odyssey london news with me in the team in just over half an hour from now in the meantime i'm here on r t international breaking the set with host of the martin. another whistleblowers facing a lot of heat including
a wave of death threats but what did she discover some sort of dark secret cia plans or some other plot for a new war of luxury no she exposed something far more dangerous and important to the zombies on their couches the university of north carolina athletes are mentally unfit for college and even high school mary willing come blew the whistle on the fact that between eight and ten percent of the school's football and basketball players read a fourth grade level and many others are sub college level she also claims that these students were allowed into the university based on the screening process done by the university i.e. implying that the you of n.c. knew exactly who they were letting into the university remember college football makes a lot of money i always had a feeling that something like this was going on i mean according to usa today many college athletes claim that during the season they put in more than double the amount of hours on sports that they are allowed that's fifty to sixty hours a week how can they possibly learn anything maybe it isn't so sad that this goes on it is a reflection of economics what is sad is that the whistleblower is getting death
threats just for saying that it is going on by those stupid hardcore fans but that's just my opinion. as a new physician i swear to it by the hippocratic oath. to the best of my ability and judgment. i will prescribe for the good as my patients. i will not give deadly doses to anybody. advice of those to do so. i will never do i. don't deserve the dark.
happy monday everyone i'm abby martin and this is breaking the sat so ever since bill maher became part of the obama million or donor club i haven't really been able to take him seriously sherm ours whole areas at times and has a good guest panels but ultimately falls short in his continuing apologist for the democratic party and that what's so dangerous about maher has made no bones in the past about expressing his inherent trust in obama on the massive spying grid as administrations overseen which brings me to mars most recent show journalist glenn greenwald who graced a real time screens to discuss edward snowden and the n.s.a. and in a stunning display of arrogance mark claim to know more about the n.s.a. than someone who worked at the n.s.a. you claim that every time edward snowden opens his mouth he says something completely nuts and how does he back up that claim that stone is a lunatic or because he dared to say that the surveillance programs were quote
never about terrorism or rather pro-social control and diplomatic manipulation more argues that they are about terrorism but that they're just simply gone too far unfortunately what maher doesn't seem to realize is that the n.s.a. spying has actually been proven to not be about terrorism as greenwald so clearly points out are the corporate espionage against brazilian oil companies to wiretapping angle of merkel's phone besides spine has been going on for decades terrorism was just the excuse to expand and codified the unconstitutional practice more than prefaces his next question to greenwald by suggesting that it's not that snowden said the government can go back in time and quote scrutinize every decision you've ever made every friend you've ever discussed something with. what bill doesn't seem to understand yet again is that anyone can have their digital data slowed down to have a case retroactively built against them even after being schooled by.